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Seaside Flowers 30th Anniversary

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 1002 S. Coast Hwy

Join Seaside Flowers to celebrate 30 years in business in Oceanside! Local artists will display their unique items. Visit inside to see our wide variety of flowers, plants, gifts, and more. Daily raffle of one dozen roses and multiple other items. A gift for everyone who visits and follows us on Instagram! Plan gifts for your holiday shopping & flower centerpieces for your table. Help beautify Oceanside, and plant a flower seed in our front garden! Saturday: 9am-4pm  Sunday: 9am-12pm FIND OUT MORE

Taste of Oceanside VIP Party

October 6, Oceanside Art Museum

Get ready for some FUN at MainStreet Oceanside’s 4th Annual Taste of Oceanside VIP Party! Join us as we welcome a special Oceanside guest chef Oceanside Museum of Art, one of Oceanside’s premier cultural destinations. Explore the art galleries while you enjoy live entertainment, light food, and refreshments to get you ready for Taste of Oceanside! $150 VIP tickets also includes a Taste of Oceanside combo ticket (for those 21+) for Saturday’s event. VIP party starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm. BUY TICKETS

Magical Beeswax Workshop

October 6, Art Magic Studio

Step into a world of enchantment and creativity with Art Magic Studio’s 1.5-hour workshop on crafting Magical Beeswax Candles infused with the power of essential oils. Get ready to embark on a mystical journey where you’ll learn the ancient art of candle-making and infuse it with your own unique touch. Tickets range from $75-$85. Event starts at 5:30pm and ends at 7:30pm. BUY TICKETS

Welcome to Sleepy Hollow

October 6-29, Sunshine Brooks Theatre

Katrina Van Tassel feels like she’s outgrown the village school in Sleepy Hollow until an unwanted suitor and a fascinating new school teacher change her mind. Shortly after arriving to town, Headmaster Ichabod is haunted by the Woman in White and learns of the town’s horrifying history and legend of the headless horseman. Can the young couple defy human and supernatural interlopers to find happiness? Welcome to Sleepy Hollow performed by the Oceanside Theatre Company is a thrillingly updated and Romantic ride through one of America’s most beloved tales. BUY TICKETS

Good Times Country Music Fest

October 7, Oceanside Pier Amphitheater

Good friends, good eats, cold beer, cocktails, country music, and dancing!

An action packed day of outrageously Good Times at the Beach awaits!

Featuring 4 Great Live Country Music Bands & DJ Kermie J Rock (fresh from Stagecoach). Judy Taylors Wild West Show- Performing Fancy Trick Roping, Gun Spinning & Bull Whips. Free Line Dance & Step Lessons, Dancing & a Dance Competition. Everything Country is Better at the Beach! Event is free. FIND OUT MORE

Studio Arts: Exploding Abstract Expressionism

October 9, Oceanside Museum of Art

Inspired by world-renowned artists, and practicing artists with exhibitions at OMA, you will explore different media, techniques, and subjects found in an artist’s studio. This full day workshop held from 10:00am-3:00pm is meant to get you in the art-making groove and develop new approaches to seeing and creating artwork. Whether you have a lifetime practice or are new to expressing yourself, we exchange ideas and techniques in a supportive and challenging environment. Students of all levels are welcome to stretch their creative muscles and build community. FIND OUT MORE

Magical Pumpkin Paint Pouring

October 12, Art Magic Studio

Are you ready to get into the Halloween spirit in the most creative way possible? Join Art Magic for Art Magic Studio Pumpkin Paint Pouring Workshop, a thrilling event suitable for all ages and skill levels! Experience the magic of Fluid Art in our upcoming paint-pouring workshop! Art Magic Studio’s experienced artist will guide you step by step, teaching you the secrets of paint pouring and helping you relieve stress while discovering a new skill that you can use for years to come. FIND OUT MORE

National Scholastic Surf Southwest Conference

October 15, Oceanside Pier

The NSSA is the foremost amateur competitive surfing organization in the United States.With a special emphasis on student/surfers, the NSSA membership is open to anyone who wants to surf competitively as an amateur. Competing in NSSA Conference contests allows members to qualify for an invitation to the Eastern (east coast members only), Hawaiian (Hawaii members only), Western (west coast members only) and National Championships. FIND OUT MORE

BEYOND DOWNTOWN

OYP Networking Lunch

October 4, Upper Crust Pizzeria

Join the OYP’s at Upper Crust Pizzeria for networking and lunch from 12-2PM. Network with like-minded peers, engage in the community, and stay informed on local issues. Chamber members and non-members alike are encouraged to come. Be sure to bring your business cards! FIND OUT MORE

Oceanside Senior Expo

October 12, 3306 Senior Center Drive

​The Oceanside Senior Expo will be held Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the William A Wagner Aquatic Center at 3306 Senior Center Drive, in Oceanside (adjacent to the El Corazon Senior Center). This popular event will feature health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organizations. In addition, exhibitors have an opportunity to offer a variety of free health-related screenings and demonstrations for the public. The event is free to the public. Tabletop exhibit space is available for businesses interested in promoting their products or services.  FIND OUT MORE

NOW OPEN IN DOWNTOWN OCEANSIDE

Cosmos Burgers

Located at 208 N Coast Hwy, Cosmos Burgers is a new burger joint that serves specialty smashburgers, loaded fries, and hot dogs. Their galactic-themed menu makes Cosmos Burgers a new, out-of-this-world experience! FIND OUT MORE

SPOTLIGHT: VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Mary Ann Thiem

Congratulations to MSO’s own Mary Ann Thiem who won September Volunteer of the Month! Her passion and expertise

have assisted MSO with the implementation of new projects as well as Volunteering on many committees and playing an instrumental part in the city’s mural program. It is OPK’s great pleasure to present Mary Ann the Community Service Volunteer plaque. FIND OUT MORE

GREEN OCEANSIDE

Brown bin? Use it! For what? Food scraps and food-soiled paper!

Throwing your excess food and food-soiled paper in the Brown container helps reduce waste going to landfill and the generation of methane, which contributes to a warming planet. It’s turned into compost (FREE for Oceanside residents) and renewable energy. FIND OUT MORE

EVERY THURSDAY ALL YEAR ROUND

MainStreet Oceanside | 760.754.4512 | mainstreetoceanside.com 

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